Children's Church Holiday Club resource: Factory Rock! Five days with the parables of Jesus
Children's church Holiday Club:
INCREDIBLE MACHINE UNVEILED AT FACTORY
Mr Ivan Goldchest had inherited a small fortune after his parents died in a mysterious accident in the family run factory. Now he is determined to build the perfect robot who will build the perfect machine to make perfect, err, stuff to make his factory and the whole world a totally safe and perfect place. However, he needs some workers to join him, workers who are fearless and brave, clever and creative and who can work with the factories’ crazy inventor Zyinven Crator and his incredible machines like the Story Machine. All children currently at school (years R-6) are invited to join us to help Ivan Goldchest find out what the ‘Truth Machine’ is trying to say about a special, upside-down and inside-out kind of place. Could it be that a place of wonderful peace and joy already exists? How can we get there?
This year’s Holiday Club is based on the fantastic ‘stories with secret, hidden meanings’, that Jesus told the people of his day. We’ll be finding out what they have to say to us today about life, heaven and having faith in God.
Here in Histon and Impington we have been writing our own holiday clubs for a few years now and I've been encouraged to share them with the wider world…so here is one, neatly packaged up and hopefully ready for you to use and adapt for your context. There are many of the items you might expect to find such as memory verses, a theme song, ideas for how to tell the bible stories, crafts, messy challenges and a full five part serial drama with a parallel theme to the main teaching. There is material for quieter small group times to reflect on the story and teaching for themselves, ideas to help children pray, fun sheets to send home, certificates to celebrate attendance, posters, bible study notes for group leaders and more.
It would be great to get some feedback if you do use this. This is free to use but please do credit us as appropriate. If you would like to make a donation for using the material please get in touch with Tim Blake using the form below. Click on the link here to view in your browser or scroll down further to download straight to your computer
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